HORROR MOVIES OF 1986by astrowolf81 | created - 12 Jan 2017 | updated - 17 Jan 2017 | Public
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1. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 622,610 | Gross: $85.16M
full on sf war horror.
2. The Fly (1986)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 150,736 | Gross: $40.46M
cronenbergs fantastic remake. jeff goldblum and genna davis are great
3. Manhunter (1986)
R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Former F.B.I. profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer named "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan) by the media.
Votes: 61,742 | Gross: $8.62M
the greatest serial killer film of all time briliantly directed by michael mann, great visuals great music
4. Troll (1986)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will transform him to human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.
Votes: 8,832 | Gross: $5.45M
famous for its terrible sequel really thats about it
5. The Wraith (1986)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Horror, Romance
After a young man is murdered by a road-racing gang of motor-heads, a mysterious fast-driving spirit descends from the sky to take revenge.
Votes: 13,739 | Gross: $3.50M
fun undead car driver movie with sherilyn fenn charlie sheen
6. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.
Votes: 35,574 | Gross: $19.47M
thom matthews resurects jason
7. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.
Votes: 28,578 | Gross: $7.43M
terribly directed by by stephen king this possesed machines movie is still pretty fun
8. Critters (1986)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.
Votes: 29,644 | Gross: $13.17M
fun little space creature flick. dee wallace m emmet walsh, billy zane
9. The Hitcher (1986)
R | 97 min | Action, Thriller
A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.
Votes: 41,454 | Gross: $5.84M
classic serial killer road movie, rutgar hauer and jennifer jason leigh are great
10. From Beyond (1986)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Votes: 20,638 | Gross: $1.26M
stuart gordons great follow up to reanimator. this is pretty way out
11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror
A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.
Votes: 26,025 | Gross: $8.03M
ridiculous sequel that is a bunch of fun dennis hopper and bill mosely
12. Chopping Mall (1986)
R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock-down before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions, and goes on a killing spree.
kids terrorized by robots in a mall. quite fun
13. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
PG-13 | 91 min | Horror
The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.
Votes: 23,640 | Gross: $41.00M
poltergeist franchise goes downhill fast
14. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.
Votes: 29,818 | Gross: $0.61M
wonderfuly chilling serial killer pic, with amazing performances from michael rooker, and tom towles
15. Night of the Creeps (1986)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.
Votes: 19,291 | Gross: $0.59M
Great alien slug movie, great 80s comic horror. brilliant performance from tom atkins
16. Deadly Friend (1986)
R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.
Votes: 6,333 | Gross: $8.99M
odd wes craven flick, great death by baseball scene
17. Psycho III (1986)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Norman Bates falls in love with a fallen nun who stays at the Bates Motel alongside a drifter and a curious reporter. Meanwhile, "mother" is still watching.
Votes: 12,204 | Gross: $14.48M
norman stumbles towards some sort of conclusion
18. April Fool's Day (1986)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery
Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.
Votes: 13,150 | Gross: $12.95M
intriguing horror pic with deborah foreman and clayton rohner
19. Trick or Treat (1986)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music
A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.
Votes: 5,560 | Gross: $6.80M
the classic 80s metal horror pic
20. Invaders from Mars (1986)
PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.
Votes: 7,335 | Gross: $4.88M
quaint remake of the 50s pic from tobe hooper
21. Nomads (1986)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.
Votes: 3,623 | Gross: $2.28M
odd debut for john mctiernan adam ant and mary woronov
22. Rawhead Rex (1986)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer.
odd adaptation of classic clive barker
23. TerrorVision (1986)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.
Votes: 6,009 | Gross: $0.32M
satellite tv brings aliens to 80s suburbia, mary woronov gerrit graham
24. Witchboard (1986)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When his girlfriend becomes dangerously obsessed with a ghost she contacted using a ouija board, Jim reluctantly joins forces with her ex - his own estranged childhood best friend - to identify and exorcise the evil spirit.
Votes: 5,860 | Gross: $7.37M
dull ouija flick. tawney kitean
25. Gothic (1986)
R | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story.
Votes: 6,816 | Gross: $0.92M
hilarious ken russelll nonesense
26. Vamp (1986)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Two fraternity pledges travel to a sleazy bar in search of a stripper for their college friends, unaware it is occupied by vampires.
Votes: 4,584 | Gross: $4.94M
failed grace jones comic horror
27. Demons 2 (1986)
R | 88 min | Horror
A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down.
the demons leave the cinema and take to a high rise lamberto bava
28. Slaughter High (1986)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge.
great fun school horror
29. In a Glass Cage (1986)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Horror
A former nazi child-killer is confined in an iron lung inside an old mansion after a suicide attempt. His wife hires him a full-time carer, a mysterious young man who is driven slowly mad by the old man's disturbing past.
depressing odd spanish nazi flick
30. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.
best troma movie
31. Deadtime Stories (1986)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories - about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.
Votes: 1,445 | Gross: $2.75M
reasonable fairy tale anthology
32. Breeders (1986)
R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
The Manhattan General Hospital admitted a string of young women raped by something otherworldly. Dr. Pace and Detective Andriotti try and isolate the strange organic material found on the victims to find the fiend.
ludicrous tim kincaid travesty
33. Crawlspace (1986)
R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller
A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
klaus kinski is in but there ends the interest
34. Monster in the Closet (1986)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets, a mild-mannered reporter, a college professor, her son, and a befuddled professor band together to uncover the mystery.
kind ok spoof horror
35. Link (1986)
R | 103 min | Horror
When a Jane Chase, a young zoology student, is invited to assist anthropologist Steven Phillips with his experiments involving chimpanzees, mysterious events occur that all center around Phillip's super intelligent simian servant, Link.
Votes: 2,520 | Gross: $1.72M
36. Hunter's Blood (1986)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Five "city boys" travel to the country to relax by doing some hunting, drinking Bud, and generally having good time. However, the local inbred backwoods psychos turn the hunters into the ... See full summary »
city boys vs rednecks. clu gulager. charles cyphers billy drago